George F. Spencer
Michigan City Police Department
Sunday, April 3, 1921

Age: 38
Badge #:
Panel 39W, Line 2
Panel L17, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, April 3, 1921
09:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
228 Franklin Street, Michigan City
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Died by suicide
Burial Place:
Pine Grove Cemetery,
New Buffalo, Michigan

   Patrolman George Spencer and Captain Joseph Simmerman were both shot and killed by an intoxicated man in front of the Faroh Bros. store.

   While taking a woman to the police station for questioning, both officers were shot in the head.

   Patrolman Spencer died at the scene and Captain Simmerman died after being taken to Saint Anthony Hospital.

   After fleeing the scene, the 22-year-old suspect died by suicide a short time later.

   Patrolman Spencer was survived by his wife and four small children.

Historical Note

• This incident was one of 23 which resulted in the line of duty deaths of two officers.

Donate in memory of
Patrolman Spencer

Share this Memorial
Patrolman George F. Spencer - Michigan City Police Department -